MILWAUKEE, WI, March 23, 2018 – Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA), announced today that Joy Ramsey Spatz with be taking on the role of Studio Director for its Denver office. Ramsey Spatz has over 30-years of architecture and interior design experience in the Denver area; formerly spending 17 years with Burkettdesign, now EUA’s Denver office. This announcement follows the May 2017 expansion of EUA into the Denver region via the acquisition of Burkettdesign, now EUA’s Denver office, BurkettEUA.
Rick Burkett, Denver Principal for EUA said, “Since joining EUA almost a year ago we have discussed where my passion lies and the next steps for our Denver office. The decision to bring Joy on as Studio Director is a natural solution. We’ve overlapped for 19 of the last 28 years, I not only respect what she brings to the table but also appreciate her intimate knowledge of our practice.”
“We are looking forward to the possibilities Joy represents. Finding a Studio Director was always part of our strategy and when Rick suggested Joy for this role, we immediately saw that she had everything we were looking for, while also recognizing the benefits of bringing someone in who would mesh so well with the existing leadership team.” said EUA President Rich Tennessen.
When asked about the decision to join, Joy Ramsey Spatz, incoming Denver Studio Director said, “I’m impressed at the evolution of BurkettEUA since the acquisition took place and can see how this is different from others in the market. The firm’s elevated expertise brings meaningful value to clients, while retaining a very unique people-centric personality, and in turn, a continued reputation for exceptional client service. These are key ingredients for a platform for growth.”
Ramsey Spatz will join the Denver office’s leadership team of Principals including Rick Burkett, Michele Ponicsan, Gillian Hallock Johnson and Kitty Yuen and Associate Principal Ben Niamthet.
When asked about the announcement, Gillian Hallock Johnson Denver Principal for EUA said, “The energy and expertise that Joy brings to the Studio Director role is a perfect match for her passion, EUA, the Denver Studio and our clients. It’s a natural, full-circle move that strengthens our commitment to excellence.”